NURSING, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS), 2021-2022

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to starting the professional program.

GEN ED FOUNDATION PREREQUISITES

Foundation courses must be complete with a C (2.0) grade within the first 48 hours of college coursework.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 College English 1
ENGL 102 College English 2
COMM 111 Public Speaking
MATH 111 College Algebra
 or MATH 112 Pre-Calculus Math 3

SCIENCE PREREQUISITES

  • Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology must be complete prior to application deadline.
  • Minimum grade of C (2.0) required in each course.
  • Cumulative GPA in 5 science prerequisites must be 3.0 or higher once courses complete.
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
* CHEM 103 or *211 Chemistry/Lab 5
* BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
or *HS 290 Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology  5
* BIOL 220 Microbiology /Lab 4
HS 301 Pharmacology 3
HS 400 Pathophysiology 4

*These courses may fulfill general education requirements.

ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES

Minimum grade of C (2.0) required in each course.​

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
*PHIL 100, *105, *125, *144, or *327 Philosophy 3
*PSY 111  General Psychology
*SOC 111 Intro to Sociology

*PSY 325 

Developmental Psychology

(Lifespan study required)

3
HP 203 or HP 303 1Medical Terminology 2-3
HS 331 Dietetics and Nutrition 3
*STAT 370, PSY 301, or ECON 231 Statistics 3

*These courses may fulfill general education requirements.                                                                              

 1Medical Terminology is waived for LPNs and MICTs.   


ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

www.wichita.edu/generaleducation

  • Transfer students should confirm general education needs with a CHP academic advisor.
  • General education coursework is waived for students who have earned a prior bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Students who have completed an AA or AS through a Kansas Community College may choose to fulfill general education requirements by completing two 300-level general education courses at Wichita State University. These courses must represent two subject areas.
  • Only 6 credit hours of general education coursework and/or electives may be outstanding prior to starting the traditional program.
  • All general education coursework and/or electives must be complete prior to starting the accelerated program.
  • A total of 66 hours of prerequisites + general education courses + electives are necesssary to meet the 120 total hour requirement for the BSN.
WSU GEN ED CURRICULUM
  • All students may follow this curriculum. 
  • At least 9 credit hours must be numbered 300 or higher.

DIVISIONAL REQUIREMENTS*

Complete one course in each division (12 credit hours):

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Math/Natural Science

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS*

Complete four courses chosen from at least two of the four divisions above. (12 credit hours)

First-year students must complete a first-year seminar.

*These courses may apply toward divisional and additional requirements: CHEM 103, CHEM 211, HS 290, BIOL 223, BIOL 220, PSY 111, PSY 325, SOC 111, PHIL 100, PHIL 105, PHIL 125, PHIL 144, PHIL 327, STAT 370.

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM

Transfer students may choose the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum if:

  • Admitted to WSU as a transfer student
  • 24 or more credit hours of college credit was completed after high school graduation

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM*

  • Fine Arts/Humanities (1st subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (3rd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (any subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (1st subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (2nd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3rd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (any subject)
  • Math and Natural Science with lab (1st subject)
  • Math and Natural Science (2nd subject)
  • Math and Natural Science needed to reach 9 credit hours of MNS

*This course may apply toward Fine Arts/Humanities: PHIL 100, PHIL 105, PHIL 125, PHIL 144, PHIL 327

These courses may apply toward Social/Behavioral Science: PSY 111, SOC 111, PSY 325

These courses may apply toward Math/Natural Science: CHEM 103, CHEM 211,  HS 290, BIOL 223, BIOL 220

 


PROGRAM APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Visit www.wichita.edu/nursing for application, instructions, and more information.

Application available 2 months prior to deadline.

  • Fall Traditional (2 year) Program deadline: February 1
  • Spring Traditional (2 year) Program deadline: September 1
  • Summer Accelerated (13 month) Program deadline: February 1

The traditional program starts a class of 60 every fall and every spring. The accelerated program starts a class of 30 every May.

  • Admission is competitive.
  • Admission decisions are made by School of Nursing Admissions Committee.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Fully admitted to, or enrolled at, Wichita State University.
  • Minimum Overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the Traditional Program and 3.0 for the Accelerated Program.
  • If courses taken at WSU, WSU GPA must be 2.0 or higher.
  • Minimum letter grade of C (2.0) in all prerequisite courses.
  • TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) or ACT composite score of 27+ or SAT combined score of 1125+.
  • Chemistry/Lab, Anatomy & Physiology/Lab, and Microbiology/Lab must be complete prior to application deadline.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be earned in the following science courses prior to entering professional program: Chemistry/Lab, Anatomy & Physiology/Lab, Microbiology/Lab, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology.
SELECTION CRITERIA

See nursing program website for selection rubric and additional details.

  • Overall GPA. Competitive GPA = 3.4 or higher.
  • Grades in Chemistry/Lab, Anatomy & Physiology/Lab, and Microbiology/Lab. Repeated science courses impact application.
  • Health care experience. (Recommended, but not required. See program application.)
  • Cultural diversity experience. (See program application.)
  • Essay describing motivation for pursuing a career in nursing.
  • Previous bachelor's degree.

 


CHP and WSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Earn credit for 120 cumulative hours. Elective hours may be needed.
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 60 hours at a 4-year institution . Since the professional BSN program is 54 hours, students transferring from a community college may need additional coursework at WSU to meet this requirement.
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 45 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Maintain a WSU and cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0 while in professional program.
  • At least 24 of last 30 or 50 of last 60 credit hours must be completed at WSU.

PROFESSIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The nursing professional program totals 54 credit hours. Students must complete a minimum of 60 hours from a four-year institution.

UNDERGRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM (54 credit hours)